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Universities team up to stop world hunger

Posted August 23, 2008

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— Three universities teamed up Saturday to package more than one million meals to feed the world’s hungry.

The “University Million Meals Event” was hosted at North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University, according to a press release.

The event was organized by Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization headquartered in Raleigh. The group’s 2008 campaign goal is to package 5.5 million meals.

Saturday’s event surpassed a previous meal packaging record set at N.C. State last August. At that one-day event 300,000 meals were packaged.

Stop Hunger Now’s meals include rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a vitamin-fortified flavoring mix.

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  • bpjamesncsu Aug 25, 2008

    So why did Jesus give out loaves and fishes, instead of teaching how to bake and fish?

  • dcatz Aug 25, 2008

    Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day.

    Teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime.

    By acting as the world's food bank, we artificially inflate the amount of people a country can support and train them to be dependent on us. That is a vicious cycle that will be very hard to break.